With a return to Parliament, the handing down of the Budget and Budget Estimates it has certainly been a busy time. (To recap the Budget, you can access my video here).

It was pleasing to note recent ABS data revealed Tasmania has the second strongest growth rate of all states with increased household spending and increases in public investment through State and local government infrastructure.

Additionally, there are now more Tasmanians in work than before the pandemic, and 28,400 jobs have been created since we came to Government in 2014.

Of course, there is more to do and we will continue to deliver our plan to secure Tasmania’s future.

As always, please remain vigilant in relation to COVID-19 given the worsening situation on the mainland. Keep up to date with developments at www.coronavirus.tas.org.au or via the Premier's Facebook page.

I look forward to seeing you out and about.

Guy Barnett


Change for a brighter future.